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ASDA ACCELERATES SUPERMARKET PETROL PRICE WAR WITH ANOTHER PRICE CUT AT PUMPS ACROSS THE UK

ASDA today announced it has cut fuel prices again and set new lower pump prices at all of its 167 petrol stations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   

ASDA’s new national fuel prices see unleaded petrol drop to 85.9 pence per litre and diesel fall to 91.9 pence per litre at all its forecourts from today.  

This follows on from the supermarket’s price drop last week and knocks a further two pence per litre off the cost of unleaded petrol. 

This latest cut sees unleaded petrol pump prices drop to their lowest since November 2005.

Unleaded has now fallen by 12 pence per litre since the beginning of August and by 50 pence per gallon since the start of the year. 

Significant falls in the price of petrol, supported by lower crude oil prices, are enabling ASDA to pass on these cost savings to its customers.   

To make sure all its customers benefit from the lower costs, ASDA has once again reduced the prices at all its forecourts to the same level, irrespective of where customers live and the prices set by local competitors. 

On top of this price reduction, all ASDA credit and store cardholders are currently entitled to a further two pence per litre of fuel discount when paying with their card[i].   

ASDA Trading Director, Andy Brem, said: “We have seen significant falls in petrol costs with crude edging back towards $60 a barrel and surplus gasoline driving market prices down. 

"This is good news for motorists and we’ve once again seized the opportunity to pass these savings on to all our customers moving to the same price nationwide.” 
Posted in Press Centre on 19 September 2006